About Apple video adapters and cables

Learn about the adapters and cables that you can use to connect an external display or projector to your Mac.

Identify your Mac

Different adapters work with different models of Mac computers. If you don't know the model of your Mac, learn how to identify your MacBookMacBook AirMacBook ProiMacMac mini, or Mac Pro.

Current adapters and cables: USB-C, Thunderbolt, Mini DisplayPort, and HDMI

You can purchase these adapters and cables from Apple and use them with currently shipping models of Mac computers.

USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter

Part: MJ1L2AM/A

Use: The USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter lets you connect your MacBook with USB-C port to a VGA display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable. 

Compatible with:

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)

USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

Part: MJ1K2AM/A

Use: The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your MacBook with USB-C port to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

Compatible with:

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2 m)

Part: MC913

Use: The Apple Thunderbolt Cable lets you connect two Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computers in target disk mode, network two Mac computers with OS X Mavericks or later, or use your iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) and later
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) and later
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) and later
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011) and later
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) and later
  • Mac mini (Mid 2011) and later
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) and later
  • iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) and later
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Part: MB571Z WW (except China, Taiwan, and Korea); MB571FE (in China, Taiwan, and Korea)

Use: Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD.

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and later
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008) and later
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) and later
  • MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008) and later
  • Mac mini (Early 2009) and later
  • iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • iMac (24-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009) and later

Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (Single Link)

Part: MB570Z WW (except China, Taiwan, Korea); MB570FE (in China, Taiwan, and Korea)

Use: Use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter to connect an advanced digital monitor, such as the 20- or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display, that includes a DVI connector.

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and later
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008) and later
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) and later
  • MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008) and later
  • Mac mini (Early 2009) and later
  • iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • iMac (24-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009) and later

Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Part: MB572Z WW (except China, Taiwan, Korea); MB572FE (in China, Taiwan, and Korea)

Use: Use the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect your Mac to a standard analog monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a VGA connector or cable.

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and later
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008) and later
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) and later
  • MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008) and later
  • Mac mini (Early 2009) and later
  • iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • iMac (24-inch, Early 2009) and later
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009) and later

Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter

Part: MJVU2AM/A

Use: The Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter allows you to connect your Mac with built-in HDMI to a DVI display or projector. You can use an external display as your primary display, extend your desktop to a second display, or work in mirroring mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.

Compatible with:

  • Mac mini (Mid 2010) and later
  • MacBook Pro with Retina display (Mid 2012) and later
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Legacy adapters

These legacy video adapters are no longer sold by Apple but can still be used with many supported Mac models.

Apple Micro-DVI to VGA Adapter

Part: B204G

Compatible with:

  • MacBook Air (Early 2008)

Apple Micro-DVI to DVI Adapter

Part: MB203G

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook Air (Early 2008)

Apple Micro-DVI to Video Adapter

Part: MB202G

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook Air (Early 2008)

Apple Mini-DVI to S-Video/Composite Adapter

Part: M9319G

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008) 
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006)
  • MacBook (13-inch)
  • iMac (Early 2008)
  • iMac (Mid 2007)
  • iMac (Late 2006)
  • iMac (Early 2006)

Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter

Part: M9321G

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006)
  • MacBook (13-inch)
  • Mac mini (Late 2009)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009)
  • iMac (Early 2008)
  • iMac (Mid 2007)
  • iMac (Late 2006)
  • iMac (Early 2006)

Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter

Part: M9320G

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008) 
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006)
  • MacBook (13-inch)
  • iMac (Early 2008)
  • iMac (Early 2006)
  • iMac (Late 2006)
  • iMac (Mid 2007)
  • Mac mini (Late 2009)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009)

Apple DVI to Video Adapter

Part: M9267G

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4 GHz, Late 2007)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2 GHz)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Core 2 Duo)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Core 2 Duo)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Glossy)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008)
  • Mac Pro (8x)
  • Mac Pro

Vintage adapters

Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple doesn't provide service or support for vintage products, with some exceptions.

Apple DVI Extension cable (DVI-D Male to DVI-D Female)

Compatible with: 

  • Mac Pro (Early 2008) 
  • Mac Pro (8x)
  • Mac Pro

Apple DVI to VGA Adapter

Compatible with: 

  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4 GHz, Late 2007)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2 GHz)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Core 2 Duo)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Core 2 Duo)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Glossy)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008)
  • Mac Pro (8x)
  • Mac Pro

Learn more

More information for specific product and adapter combinations is available in these articles:

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